VARIA VS3 Grinder (2nd Gen) (120V)

Regular price $399.00 CAD
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The Varia VS3 boasts precision, stepless adjustment, operated by turning the 30g hopper in the desired direction, achieving virtually endless particle sizes giving you full access to experiment with your brews. The Varia VS3 Grinder is the best choice for every home barista.

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    Please note that 1st Gen burrs are NOT compatible with 2nd Gen grinders and 2nd Gen burrs are NOT compatible with 1st Gen grinders

    With improvements to both the motor and burr chamber, the second generation of the Varia VS3, still boasts precision stepless grind adjustments using a fine pitched thread with 0.02mm (20 microns) of relative burr shift per adjustment increment. The stepless adjustment is operated by turning the 30g hopper in the desired direction and can achieve virtually endless particle sizes giving you full access to experimenting with your brews.

    Varia created the VS3 Grinder for optimal grinding that meets even the highest demands and is suitable for many preparation methods, from espresso to pour-over to French press. The Varia VS3 Grinder is the best choice for every home barista.

    Zero Retention Focus
    The Varia VS3 (Varia Stepless 38mm) Electric Grinder utilises a sloped geometry with a 76.5° acute angle. Using this geometry also allows for ideal zero retention conditions as well as a better workflow in relation to adding coffee to the hopper, making grind adjustments, and 180° access to the dosing cup. Purging will not be necessary when grinding different coffees with a retention of less than 0.1 over a 10g dose.

    A Refined User Experience
    A minimalistic approach to the user experience allows for an expression through fine details. Integrated magnets in the hopper lid securely connect it with the hopper as well connecting the dosing cupto the base. Non slip silicone feet are also installed on the base of the VS3 to keep it secure to your counter.

    CNC Machined Precision
    Die-cast space-grade aluminium alloy body and all critical parts are CNC machined (Computer numerical control machined) to 0.02mm precision tolerances providing absolute accuracy and stability when making adjustments and grinding. The main axle and driveshaft is supported by P5-grade angular contact bearings to achieve the most uniform particle size results.

    VS3 2nd Generation Motor
    New motor construction with full stainless steel gearbox construction. 190RPM grind speed ensuring speed for espresso and filter settings. Uncompromised consistency and precision.

    Improved Burr Chamber Assembly and Central Alignment
    Improved burr chamber assembly for ultimate alignment and concentricity of the driveshaft and burr set resulting in extreme consistency and precision. Unique to the VS3 the driveshaft is machined to a 0.015mm tolerance. All other critical parts machined to 0.02mm making for high accuracy and consistency. P5 class double layer ball bearings for smooth, stable and precise movement. Hard chamber premium springs for stability an damping of the burr under resistance load. Decreased vibrations and movements of the internal parts increasing consistency.

    • Burr Size / Type: 38mm conical 6 core
    • Base Material: High nitrogen 420 Stainless Steel
    • Burr Material Hardness: HRC58
    • Burr Life: 150kg
    • Maximum recommended continuous grind time: 30 minutes + 1 hour rest after grinding
    • Grind Setting: Stepless adjustment / (20 Micron) relative vertical burr shift or 0.02mm per increment
    • Retention (10g Dose): With RDT
    • Grind Speed: Espresso: 0.363g/second / Filter: 0.571g/second
    • Hopper Capacity: 30g
    • Grinder Construction Material: ADC12 die cast and machined aluminium
    • Motor: New Type 100W DC motor / 190RPM No load speed - Full Stainless Steel Gearbox
    • Voltage: 100-240V
    • Torque:
    • Dimensions: 147 x 90 x 310mm
    • Weight: 3.5kg
    • Included in the box:
      • 1 x VS3 Grinder (Stainless Steel Supernova Burr Installed)
      • 1 x User Manual
      • 1 x DC power adapter (Includes selected AC power cord and plug)
      • 1 x Magnetic dosing cup
      • 1 x Silicone bellows for hopper
      • 1 x 5mL RDT spray bottle
      • 1 x Cleaning brush
      • 1 x Spare parts pack
  • Use to precisely grind coffee, in single doses, for multiple brewing methods.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 98 reviews
C.R. (British Columbia, Canada)
Great Entry into Coffee Scene

This little grinder is a great entry into the self-grinding scene. It's easy to disassemble and clean, simple to use and has some nice touches like a magnetic cup, included glass spray bottle and brush, and minimalistic style.
This machine has been praised in other reviews for being quieter - I'm not sure how loud other machines are but the Varia VS3 still has a high pitched whine and lower growl when grinding but grinding only takes 5 or so seconds and it's no louder than a small blender. Another criticism is that this machine has a power cord with adaptor that is quite large compared to the grinder itself but until we go wireless, I suppose this is unavoidable.
Grind size is easy to select with the rotating dial. Some other complaints I've seen are static problems and hopper complaints. I've sprayed the beans prior to grinding from day 1 and have not had problems with static/dust collection and the hopper has a lid - I've yet to have beans get stuck or pop out when using.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this beautiful little grinder!

Zeenath K. (California, United States)
Great for espresso and filter coffee

I wanted one grinder for both espresso and filter coffee brewing, and the Varia VS3 exceeded my expectations for both! Very easy to use and dial in with. Best is its ability to be used as a single dose grinder so I can have different coffees and grind settings throughout the day with almost no retention. Planning to upgrade the burrs set when they are back in stock for an even better tasting experience.


I'd done my research and decided on the Varia
Couldn't be happier
Grinds coffee beans for a great shot of espresso
Stepless adjustment
And, so far, only needed 2-3 adjustments before my shot is dialed in
A fine grinder!

E.T. (Virginia, United States)
Varia VS3

It's been a great grinder for me-upgraded from the Breville Barista Express and it is much quieter, more consistent, and allows for much more precision with stepless adjustment. Definitely an "end-game" grinder for most people. Varia does a great job. This is the best price I could find for this grinder as well. If you can spend the extra money above the Baratza Encore or Fellow Opus it is worth it in my opinion.

Customer (Ontario, Canada)
All Purpose Grinder

It’s pretty good, grinding from espresso to pourover- doesn’t disappoint at all, I love it so much!

j (Ontario, Canada)
best grinder for its price point

builder quality significantly improve versus gen 1, noise level is higher but the paint finish is much much better. Really love my grinder.


Exceed my expectations! Pretty decent piece of equipement for the price.

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